Website of the Month: Tucson (AZ) MSBL/MABL
By Steve LaMontia, Director of
I am always on the lookout for
impressive MSBL league websites and I came upon one down in the great state of Arizona. The Tucson MSBL has a home page
that is beautifully photographed and is in constant movement with easy to
follow links. Click on TUCSON MSBL/MABL to be directed to their website.
This 28 team league offers four age
divisions and was founded in 1999. Below
is a sample of their home page recruitment. It is very thoughtful. Well done, Tucson!
Welcome to Tucson
The Tucson MSBL/MABL (Men’s Senior Baseball
League / Men’s Amateur Baseball League) is located in Tucson, Arizona. We provide adult players with an opportunity to
play baseball with other players in their own age group and skill level. Our
mission is simple. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for men 18 and over to
play organized and competitive baseball. We are all wannabes, has-beens, never was,
but for those three hours we aren’t married, we have no kids, we don’t have
bills, and we don’t have jobs. We are at bat, or on the mound, in the bottom of
the 9th with two outs and the bases loaded. Tucson MSBL, founded in 1999, is currently divided into four (4)
age determined divisions, totaling 25+ teams and approximately 250 players. The
divisions are designed for players 18+,
25+, 35+ and 45+. Aside from age
eligibility, there are no rules preventing a player from joining a team in any
of the four age divisions. It all depends on the player’s skill and comfort
level on the field. Click
here for directions on joining our league. Most games are played on
baseball diamonds within the Tucson City Parks system and the Tucson Unified
School District system. The fields that we use include Reid Park Annex, Kino
South Annex, Santa Rita Park, and a couple of high schools including Amphi and
Santa Rita. Click
here for Maps and Directions. Our Summer baseball season generally starts
the last weekend of March and continues through the month of September.
Qualifying teams compete in a double elimination playoff tournament held in
late September. The championship game is held at Kino Sports Stadium, a triple-A stadium formerly used by the Tucson Sidewinders and Tucson Padres.